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Monday with Ian Skelly - Knossos, Wiren's Serenade for Strings, Stephen Mangan

Ian Skelly with the best in classical music, plus this week's guest, the actor Stephen Mangan.

Ian Skelly with Essential Classics - the best in classical music. Includes an orchestral serenade by Ruth Gipps, a piano sonata by Beethoven and a concerto for three violins by J S Bach.

0930 Your ideas for companion pieces on the Essential Classics playlist. Today - what might go well with Dag Wiren's March from his Serenade - a familiar tune even if not a familiar composer.

1010 Time Traveller - A quirky slice of cultural history. Matthew Sweet on a creative use of concrete in Crete.

1050 This week Ian’s guest is the actor Stephen Mangan, best known for his roles in “Green Wing”, “I’m Alan Partridge” and “Episodes”, and recently BBC television’s “The Split”. He talks about some of the things that have inspired him throughout his life and career.

1130 Slow Moment - time to take a break for a moment's contemplation

3 hours

Music and featured items

  • Johannes Brahms

    Serenade No 2 in A major, Op 16 (5th mvt)

    Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Brahms: Serenades Nos. 1&2: LSO/Michael Tilson Thomas.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 11.
  • Frédéric Chopin

    Introduction et Polonaise brillante, Op 3

    Performer: Truls Mørk. Performer: Kathryn Stott.
    • VIRGIN.
  • Ruth Gipps

    Song for Orchestra op 22 (1948)

    Orchestra: BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • CHANDOS.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and fugue for piano no. 7 (Op.87`7) in A major

    Performer: Tatiana Nikolayeva.
    • Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues Op. 87: Tatiana Nicolayeva.
    • Hyperion.
    • 13.
  • Dag Wirén

    Serenade, Op. 11, iv: Marcia

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Symphony No. 3.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Quartet G minor K.478 (3rd mvt)

    Performer: Daniel Barenboim. Performer: Michael Barenboim. Performer: Yulia Deyneka. Performer: Kian Soltani.
    • DG.
  • Richard Wagner

    Siegfried's Rhine Journey (Götterdämmerung)

    Orchestra: Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel.
    • Wagner - Dudamel.
    • Gustavo Dudamel.
    • 1.
  • Dag Wirén

    Serenade, Op.11 (Marcia)

    Orchestra: Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Rumon Gamba.
    • Symphony No. 3.
    • Chandos.
    • 7.
  • Franz Schubert

    Credo (Mass No 6 in E flat major, D 950)

    Conductor: Richard Hickox. Singer: Susan Gritton. Singer: Mark Padmore. Singer: James Gilchrist. Orchestra: Collegium Musicum 90.
    • Within a Dream. A Celebration of the Artistry of Richard Hickox.
    • Chandos.
    • 2.
  • Time Traveller: Knossos by Matthew Sweet

    Duration: 02:50

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Idomeneo (Overture)

    Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. Conductor: René Jacobs.
  • Franz Liszt

    Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este (3me Années de pèlerinage)

    Performer: Bertrand Chamayou.
    • Liszt: Annees de Pelerinage: Bertrand Chamayou.
    • Naive.
    • 4.
  • Trevor Duncan

    March (Little Suite) aka Dr. Finlay's Casebook

    Orchestra: Symfonický orchester Slovenského rozhlasu. Conductor: Andrew Penny.
  • Hamish MacCunn

    The Land of the Mountain and the Flood

    Orchestra: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Martyn Brabbins.
    • MacCunn - Land of the Mountain and the Flood.
    • Hyperion.
    • 001.
  • Zoltán Kodály

    Intermezzo for string trio

    Ensemble: Dante Quartet.
  • Cultural Inspirations: Stephen Mangan on Mozart's Requiem

    Duration: 03:58

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Lacrimosa (Requiem in D minor, K 626)

    Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Claudio Abbado. Choir: Radiokören.
    • DG.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Concerto in D major for three violins, BWV 1064

    Performer: Petra Müllejans. Performer: Gottfried von der Goltz. Performer: Anne Katharina Schreiber. Orchestra: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    • J.S.Bach: Violin Concertos: Freiburger Barockorchester.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 10-12.
  • Gabriel Fauré

    Fantaisie Op.79 for flute and piano

    Performer: Emmanuel Pahud. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
    • ALPHA.
  • John Foulds

    Keltic Overture, Op 28

    Orchestra: BBC Concert Orchestra. Conductor: Ronald Corp.
    • J Foulds, Keltic Suite: BBC Concert Orchestra/Corp.
    • Epoch.
    • 1.
  • Heitor Villa‐Lobos

    O Canto do Cisne Negro, W122 (Arr. R. Bonfiglio for Harmonica & Orchestra)

    Composer: Robert Bonfiglio. Performer: Robert Bonfiglio. Orchestra: New York Chamber Symphony. Conductor: Gerard Schwarz.
    • Villa-Lobos: Works for Harmonica.
    • Naxos.
    • 401.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Sonata no. 24 in F sharp major Op.78 for piano

    Performer: Sir András Schiff.
    • The Piano Sonatas Vol. VI.
    • ECM.
    • 6-7.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Welcome as the dawn of day (Solomon)

    Singer: Dame Sarah Connolly. Orchestra: The English Concert. Singer: Rosemary Joshua. Director: Harry Bicket.
    • Handel Duets: The English Concert.
    • Chaconne.
    • 3.
  • Otto Nicolai

    The Merry Wives of Windsor (Overture)

    Orchestra: Academy of St Martin in the Fields. Conductor: Neville Marriner.
    • The Best of The Academy.
    • EMI Classics.
    • 7.


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